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Category Archives: Fedora

Dangers of in-person meetings for an existing community


It is inarguable there is a lot of value that we humans get from meeting with people in person. For a free/open source software project, this is often cited as the glue that holds together people whose normal interactions are textual (email, IRC) and lower-resolution than an in-person interaction gives. People who are bound together […]

EPEL round table at FOSDEM 2016


As a follow-up to last year’s literally-a-discussion-in-the-hallway about EPEL with a few dozen folks at FOSDEM 2015, we’re doing a round table discussion with some of the same people and similar topics this Sunday at FOSDEM, “Wither EPEL? Harvesting the next generation of software for the enterprise” in the distro devroom. As a treat, Stephen Smoogen […]

Open source curriculum at Idea Fab Labs


Recently I’ve begun volunteering at Idea Fab Labs here in Santa Cruz, with two specific goals — expanding the space to include free/open source software ethos and hacking, and helping all these awesome makers with questions and reality around the open source way. Tip — I got quite fired-up to do this from Ruth Suehle’s […]

Update on CentOS GSoC 2015


Here’s an update on the CentOS Project Google Summer of Code for 2015 posted on the CentOS Seven blog: This might be of interest to the Fedora Project community, so I’m pushing my own reference here to appear on the Fedora Planet. Much of the work happening in the CentOS GSoC effort may be useful […]

SCALE 13x – no talking, all walking, and a great ally skills workshop


For the first time in-I-can’t-remember I didn’t submit a talk to SCALE, so it was with a different personal energy that I attended SCALE 13x on 19 to 22 February this year. Not having a do-or-die public-speaking-scheduled-thing in front of me allowed for a more relaxed state of mind. Yet it was strange to not […]

And now a few words from Paul C.


Although some people in open source communities might not be aware of him, Paul Cormier holds a singular position in the open source world. This hinges on the detail that Red Hat is the longest standing and most successful company at promoting the growth of free/open source software and especially the acceptance of that software in […]

CentOS Dojo in Orlando at Fossetcon 11 Sep


If you are in Florida or in Orlando attending Fossetcon next week, come over to our next CentOS Dojo on Thursday 11 September (all day). “CentOS Dojos are a one day event that bring together people from the CentOS communities to talk about systems administration, best practises, and emerging technologies.” At this particular Dojo we have […]

Why consensus-decision making is better for open source projects


Many of us use consensus-style decision making in our free/open source projects such as Apache’s lazy consensus model, but often we have a practice or even a governance of having things end up in a majority-wins voting process. In a majority-wins voting model, the dynamic is one where the dissenters are marginalized — the majority […]

CentOS Dojo Santa Clara – 31 March before MySQL Conf


On the eve of the Percona Live:  MySQL Conference and Expo (Monday 31 March 2014) I get to help run my first CentOS Dojo at the Santa Clara Convention Center. For this event, I’ll MC and give a talk about the newness in the CentOS Project. The lineup so far is pretty set and quite stellar: […]

SCALE 12x – CentOS and Infrastructure.Next


We’re very excited over here to be attending the twelfth annual Southern California Linux Expo, aka SCALE 12x, on 21 to 23 February in likely-to-be-sunny Los Angeles. On Friday, I’m going to hang out near the stage and nod cleverly as Jim Perrin tells us about “Growing CentOS as a Platform for Infrastructure Development“. You […]